Whose Responsibility Is it To Keep Our Sidewalks Clear?

January 9, 2011 by  
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All images credit Franke James TreeHugger favourite Franke complains in one of her trademark photo essays that she is irked by unshovelled sidewalks. It is one of those contradictions, where the sidewalk is on city property. where we are not required to shovel the streets for cars, (the city has ploughs for that) but the sidewalks, for pedestrians, are the homeowners’ responsibility

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Whose Responsibility Is it To Keep Our Sidewalks Clear?

Clean, Green, and Wheelchair Accessible, Paris’ Public Toilets Are Pretty Sweet

January 9, 2011 by  
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Images: Mairie de Paris If you’ve spent time in Paris, you’ve certainly seen the work of French designer Patrick Jouin , and maybe you’ve even ridden one. Last year, the designer of the Vélib’ turned his attention away from transportation and to another, more basic need: going to the bathroom.

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Chicago Combats Food Deserts and Childhood Obesity One Seed at a Time

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Photo: kckellner It seems like an oxymoron that childhood obesity could occur in food deserts, but in much of the country that’s exactly what’s happened. Food deserts , often located in impoverished urban environments, are areas where residents have little access to fresh fruits and vegetables because there are no grocery stores or farmers’ markets nearby

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